Indian Rocks Christian School
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Indian Rocks Christian School is a college preparatory school in Pinellas County, Florida and is committed to helping students achieve academic excellence in Preschool through 12th grade. IRCS is dually accredited by the AdvancEd and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). IRCS also participates in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA).
Indian Rocks Christian School
12685 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 33774
Phone: (727) 596-4342
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Walter Weller
Chairman: Walter Weller
Board size: 0
Ruling year: 2014
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end:
Member of ECFA: Yes
Member of ECFA since: 2023
The founding philosophy of Indian Rocks Christian School was centered on the saving work of Christ and the idea that Indian Rocks Christian would provide a comprehensive, quality education to Pinellas County families who desired such for their children
The mission of Indian Rocks Christian School is to lead every student to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ while providing the highest quality Christian education in an environment of genuine love and concern for each student and parent.
Statement of faith
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||No||0/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||No||0/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||No||0/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||No||0/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is more than $1-m) available on its website?||No||0/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||Yes||9/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||No||0/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||Yes||4/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||No||0/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||Yes||4/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||Yes||4/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||No||0/4|
|Total donor confidence score||41/100|
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Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies
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Indian Rocks Christian School was established in 1984 as a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks. Under the direction of Dr. Max Gessner, Indian Rocks opened its doors to 42 preschool and kindergarten children. Additional elementary and middle school grades were added in subsequent years.
Significant milestones were met during the 1988/89 school year by completing our elementary and middle school programs, adding a preschool/elementary principal to the administrative team, and moving the 450-member student body into the Ulmerton Road facilities. In addition, Indian Rocks was accredited by the Florida Association of Christian Schools & Colleges.
The graduates from the first senior class were awarded their diplomas in June 1995. With enrollment reaching 854, FBCIR established a School Team in January 1996. The Team was charged with the responsibility to identify the purposes and scope of the school and provide the foundation and direction for the administration, faculty and staff to accomplish established goals and objectives.
By 1999, a preschool principal was hired for the K2-K4 program. In 2000, the Indian Rocks enrollment reached 1,000 students in preschool through the 12th grade and the Golden Eagle Athletic Complex was opened.
Today, Indian Rocks elementary, middle and high schools hold accreditation with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).